Description and Applications
This heavy duty transmission oil pan fits the Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE,
and 45RFE transmissions. It is designed specifically for trucks and
SUVs with exhaust or cross member interference.
This pan features:
- Fins and aluminum construction to dissipate heat from transmission fluid
- Drain plug for easier maintenance
- Thick walls to add strength to the transmission housing
- Thick gasket flange, machined flat, for a leak-free seal
- Clearance for cross members and exhausts
PML designed this pan for vehicles with the 45RFE, 545RFE, or
68RFE transmission with the exhaust or cross frame members close to the
stock pan. Here are some examples:
- Note: This pan currently only fits 4WD vehicles.
- Dodge Trucks and SUVs:
- Dakota with 4.7 V8, 4WD, 2000 – 2004
- Dakota with 3.7 V6, 2004
- Dakota with 4.7 V8, 2005 – 2010
- Durango with 4.7 V8, 4WD, 2000 – 2003
- Durango with 5.7 V8, 2004 – 2009
- Ram 1500 with Hemi, 2006 and newer
- Ram 2500 with Hemi, 2003 and newer
- Ram 3500 with Hemi, 2003 and newer
- Jeep SUVs:
- Commander, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2006 – 2010
- Grand Cherokee WK, 4.7 or 5.7 Hemi V8, 2005 – 2010
- Liberty with 3.7 V6, 2002
If you have skidplates, check how much space you have as this pan is taller than stock.
These trucks and SUVs have a variety of configurations. Look at
yours before you order to verify your transmission and clearance.
Filter and Gasket Information
Stock 4WD filter and pan at left.
Stock 2WD filter and pan at left.
Note the location of the pick-up on the sump filters and the corresponding location on the stock pans.
For PML part numbers 10304 and 11039, you can use either filter.
For PML part numbers 11078 and 11079, you must use the 4WD filter as the
step in the pan will not accommodate a 2WD filter.
- OEM: 5013470AB
- Fleetguard: TF15072
- FRAM: FT1223
- WIX: 58843 (kit)
The filter referred to as the 2WD filtter, has a short inlet pipe toward
the rear of the filter. The other filter is called a 4WD filter and
the inlet tube is longer and toward the center of the filter. We have
been told that around 2007 Dodge began using 4WD filters on 2WD
PML pans for Dodge 68RFE, 545RFE, 45RFE transmissions work with stock
filters, easily available from your favorite auto parts store or
The filter bolts on to the valve body as shown in above images. The
filter does not use the pan for support so the pan does not need filter
supports in it. (Click on image to view a larger pictures in a new tab
A filter extension or tube is not needed since the fluid will be at the
same level with a stock pan as with the PML pan. The filter will pick
up from the same place with the stock pan or with a PML pan. PML
designs pans and covers to work with stock parts without the need for
additional modifications or complications.
Information is for reference only. Installer should verify transmission, filter, and fitment based on the individual vehicle.
Image shows the inside of the pan.
The bosses on the inside are for the drain hole and an optional
temperature sensor hole. This is a stock capacity pan so the inside
follows the shape of a stock pan.
PML recommends using RTV to install this pan.
Temperature Sensor Information
The boss provided in this pan can be machined for use with
aftermarket sensors and gages.
These pictures are from Paul who installed this PML Dodge
transmission pan on his 2006 Dakota, 4x4, 4.7L. The installation went
well and he's gone on a 400 mile trip. Thanks to Paul for sending us
pictures of his Dakota with a PML Dodge differential cover, with the stock transmission pan, and with the new PML transmission pan installed.